Vice President, Head of Investment Strategy
Jason Castelli has over 16 years of experience in the banking and retail brokerage businesses. Prior to joining Raymond James Ltd. in March 2015, Jason spent five years at CIBC Wood Gundy as Senior Manager, U.S. Equities and Canadian Preferred Share Specialist. Jason was a key member of CIBC Wood Gundy’s Investment Strategy Committee which oversaw assets of over $400 million across multiple fee-based platforms. In addition, Jason spent 10 years at HSBC Securities covering North American and international securities. Jason is responsible for providing market insights and investment recommendations. Jason holds the CFA designation and is a registered portfolio manager.
Senior Financial Planner
Vince focuses on working with clients to create long-term, personalized financial plans. Vince is a Certified Financial Planner and has spent the last 10 years serving high-net-worth investors and their families. Prior to joining Raymond James and working with our team in 2014, Vince worked with a wealth management team at a national investment firm, covering both institutional and high-net-worth clients.
Vince has extensive experience working with small business owners to help them structure and plan their retirement, as well as plan and understand their eventual exit strategies.
In his free time, Vince enjoys baseball and cycling and donates his time to the ride to conquer cancer charity. He lives in Toronto, ON, and insists on enjoying all that Toronto has to offer.
Estate & Insurance
Jeff Meier is an Estate Planning Advisor. Jeff’s passion and enthusiasm, coupled with his experience and knowledge of our business make him an excellent addition to our team. Jeff will work with our clients seeking estate planning advice and/or insurance solutions.
After an exciting career with the Canadian Forces, Jeff passionately pursued his interest in the financial services industry. After 2 years working corporately at a Canadian financial services company, he has focused his energies within the Insurance and Estate Planning areas, for the past 15 years. Most recently, Jeff managed the Insurance, Estate and Group Benefits Division within one of the larger branches at a major independent Canadian financial institution.
Using his extensive industry knowledge, Jeff strives to create customized personal and corporate solutions for professionals, small businesses and corporations seeking effective tax reduction, retirement and estate planning solutions designed to minimize taxes and maximize personal and corporate asset and income positions.
Estate Planning Advisor
Trevor holds an undergraduate degree in History from Trinity College at the University of Toronto, a Master’s Degree in History from the University of Toronto, a Bachelor of Laws degree from Queen’s University and a Master of Laws in Taxation from Osgoode Hall. Trevor’s insights have been published in periodicals, journals, and newspapers across Canada and he has provided professional commentary for the Business News Network, among other media outlets. He also speaks regularly across the country for organizations such as STEP and Advocis. Trevor is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, the Canadian Tax Foundation, the Albany Club, and the Royal Canadian Military Institute. He is an Associate Member of CALU and is a member in good standing of the Law Society of Upper Canada, having been called to the Ontario Bar in 1996.
Senior Trusts & Estates Counsel, Private Client Solutions
Janet Mason is Senior Trusts & Estates Counsel with Raymond James Ltd. She identifies strategies and potential considerations for high net worth individuals, and creates and delivers informative and entertaining presentations for Raymond James advisors and the public.
Prior to joining Raymond James in 2017, Janet was with a competitor where she successfully developed a similar role and, in the last year of her tenure, was responsible for her team’s process, professional development and deliverables. She regularly collaborated across divisions and led a special operations project involving various departments in Canada and the US.
Janet was one of less than ten in her Osgoode Hall Law School graduating class to achieve a specialized degree in litigation, dispute resolution and the administration of justice. Janet was also one of only 22 people in the province selected to complete articles by way of clerkship with the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. She was called to the Bar in 2006 and began her career as a litigator in private practice where she remained until 2014. Her focus was on business law and trusts and estates law. Janet has been published nationally on various legal topics and she has also taught law.
She acquired an extensive business background in the private sector prior to law school and has been an entrepreneur. Janet is a member of the Law Society of Ontario and the Canadian Bar Association.